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Elizabeth Ferrars

Elizabeth Ferrars: pseudonym of Morna Doris Brown (nee Mactaggart) (6 Sep 1907-): Burma-born British author with journalism degree; founding member Crime Writers Association; 1981 winner Crime Writers Association Red Herring Award * 54 mystery/detective novels with series characters Toby Dyke, Virginia Freer, and Andrew Basnett [published in USA under pseudonym E. X. Ferrars] typically polite suspense thrillers with Scottish or English (sometimes more exotic) backgrounds and smart sympathetic characters dragged into situations less civilized than they prefer: * the "Andrew Basnett" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Andrew Basnett, retired Professor of Botany, in England: * Something Wicked [1983] * Root of All Evil [1984] * The Crime and the Crystal [1985] set in Australia * The Other Devil's Name [1986] * A Murder Too Many [1988] * Smoke Without Fire [1990] * A Hobby of Murder [1994] * A Choice of Evils [1995] * the "Toby Dyke" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Toby Dyke, Reporter of Devon, England: * Give a Corpse a Bad Name [1940] * Rehearsals for Murder [1940] also titled: Remove the Bodies * Murder of a Suicide [1941] also titled: Death in Botanist's Bay * The Shape of a Stain [1942] also titled: Don't Monkey with Murder * Neck in a Noose [1942] also titled: Your Neck in a Noose * the "Virginia and Felix Freer" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Virginia Freer, Physiotherapist, and Felix Freer, Thief of London, England: * Last Will and Testament [1978] * In at the Kill [1978] * Frog in the Throat [1980] * Thinner Than Water [1981] * Death of a Minor Character [1983] * I Met Murder [1985] * Woman Slaughter [1989] * Sleep of the Unjust [1990] * Beware of the Dog [1992] * 1 collection of mystery/detective stories * 1 book edited In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Fe" stands for Iron [Latin: Ferrum]. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Fe" stands for Elizabeth Ferrars! Honorable Mentions: {to be done} Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]